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File Naming in Groups Volume

I had a question posed to me last semester that is worth sharing with everyone:

Q: We’re trying to come up with standard naming protocols in our new “Groups” space. We had a disastrous loss of data a few years ago on an IT server, and part of the problem (since we were half Mac & half PC at the time) was that people were using periods in filenames (which were then getting read as extensions) or spaces (which PCs can’t handle), or long file names. There’s currently some debate (largely stylistic, I believe, but correct me if I’m wrong) on whether to use dates or _v1, _v2, etc. on documents with multiple iterations. What do you think? Continue reading File Naming in Groups Volume